Although the original Flappy Bird app is no longer available through Google Play or Apple’s app store, players hoping to give the title a try have plenty of alternatives to choose from as developers rush in with spin-offs and mock-ups. As some developers have discovered, although the game is history the name lives on as Google and Apple allegedly are trying to police potential copyright issues for games with the word “Flappy” in the title. » Read the rest
If you’ve been following the Flappy Bird saga you’ll know that the frustratingly difficult but oh-so-simple game is gone. Citing addiction as the motive behind taking the game down, the developer, Dong Nguyen, left most people to wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat suffering from withdrawals. Of course, I exaggerate, but this move sparked a slew of Craig’s List ads charging anywhere from 1,000 to 90,000 dollars for a device with the game on it. However, thanks to the work of over 174 different indie-developers, you may not have to sell one of your kidneys just yet to score one of these overpriced gadgets.
The folks over at Fireproof Games are back with another edition of the “The Room” game.
Like it’s prequel, The Room 2 is a “physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world.”
I’ve never played the prequel, but I have definitely thought about buying it before, especially because it has great reviews. The new game shouldn’t fall short of expectations either.
Hit the break for a series of screenshots and the link to the game in the Play Store.
Yesterday Rovio released a teaser image for a new line in their Angry Birds franchise. Today, they have revealed a little bit more in a press release announcing Angry Birds Stella. According to Rovio, the new title will take fans “to parts of the Angry Birds world we’ve never seen before.” Rovio also says the title will be “all about inspiration, empowerment and other real issues, without forgetting entertainment and quirky fun.” Rovio says this new story will exist in both the physical and digital world, with physical items like “toys, books and other retail products” part of the mix. » Read the rest
Android games are great, but required in-app purchases can put a damper on the fun. Honest Android Games, a new website, attempts to combat that. Every game that is featured on the site is either completely free without any advertising, has a one-time cost when first installing, or a one-time in-app purchase cost to unlock all features, ad-free.
The games, all available in the Play Store, can be sorted by genre, availability, features like immersive mode and multiplayer, and price. The site is accepting submissions, but only the highest quality games will be accepted.
Source: Honest Android Games
You rarely, if ever, see an app get so popular that the developer voluntarily pulls it, but that’s exactly what happened to Flappy Bird. We were lead to believe that Dong Nguyen, the developer of the game, just wanted to go back to living a simple life, but he took a different direction in a recent interview with Forbes. According to Doug, you were only supposed to play the game a few minutes here and there, but you got addicted to it. So the only way to fix the problem was to delete it from the Play Store and iOS App Store.
“Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed, but it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It’s gone forever.”
Well look at what we have here. A new handheld gaming device from ASUS, called the Gamebox, hit the AnTuTu benchmarks. On the surface, it would appear to be a NVIDIA Shield competitor, but it’s not all that different from the Shield. It sports a 1.9GHz quad-core Tegra 4, a GeForce ULP graphics chip, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and Android 4.3.
With pressure caving in and the desire to live a simple life, Dong Nguyen, the creator of the much popular Flappy Bird game, has decided to pull the game from both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. With Flappy Bird making a whopping $50,000 dollars per day just on ads alone, it seemed like the pressure and press got to the developer. According to his personal Twitter account yesterday:
“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore. I also will not sell ‘Flappy Bird’, please don’t ask.”
He also mentioned that while he’s humbled that his game has gotten so popular, it comes as a cost as he prefers to live a ‘simple’ life and not be in the limelight. Sometimes other things are more important than money, right? Dong also mentioned that he still has and will develop more games, but the much popular Flappy Bird will be retired, at least for now.
Bring on the clones!! Did you enjoy Flappy Bird?
Flappy Bird, an Android and iOS application that took the gaming-world by storm over the past couple of weeks, will reportedly be shut down and removed from app stores by tomorrow, according to the app’s developer.
Gameloft is at it again— the game-developing company is now offering a handful of games on the Play Store for only $0.99. There are 7 games on sale in total— each game usually goes for $6.99 a piece, so you can think of it as a 7 for the price of 1 kind of deal if by chance you want to grab them all.
Hit the break for the full list of titles and links to the apps in the Play Store.